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A Perfect Circle
BB&T Pavilion, Philadelphia, November 7

November 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

A Perfect Circle BB&T Pavilion, Philadelphia, November 7 Maynard Keenan is a recluse. He traipses off to his vineyard for years at a time, leaving fans of Tool and A Perfect Circle

Goth and Metal: More in Common Than a Love for Leather

November 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Goth and Metal: More in Common Than a Love for Leather Gang of Four’s Andy Gill famously slagged off In the Flat Field in the NME by calling Bauhaus “a hip Black Sabbath,” but like many snarky British tabloid

From Dancefloors to Mosh Pits

November 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

From Dancefloors to Mosh Pits It shouldn't be shocking that metal has incorporated goth and industrial elements. Whether it was Prong covering Chrome (and later employing Raven from Killing Joke), or groups

Botanist
Collective: The Shape of He to Come

October 25th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Botanist Collective: The Shape of He to Come On first glance, Botanist is a peculiar project, but look deeper and it makes perfect sense. It started as a solo project for a guy calling

UFO and Saxon
Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, September 26

October 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

UFO and Saxon Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, September 26 Less than two miles away, legendary post-punks Wire were in town. This created quite the conundrum for maybe nobody but me

Some Girls Wander On Purpose

October 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Some Girls Wander On Purpose The whole “women in rock” thing is trite and boring and sexist—everyone knows that. That said, what makes metal bands with prominent female members unique is not about gender

Stoner Rock Graduation Ceremony

September 21st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Stoner Rock Graduation Ceremony In a perfect world, The Midnight Ghost Train would have played to more than the dozen or so people who showed up at the Kung Fu Necktie. Cypress Ave. the

Anger Is a Gift (and So Is Sadness)

September 13th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Anger Is a Gift (and So Is Sadness) Music is about emotion, but metal music is best when plummeting the depths of emotions that some feel are unwanted, unhealthy, or just best kept to one's self. Pyrrhon is about

Pagan Altar
Room of Shadows

September 5th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Pagan Altar Room of Shadows The story of Pagan Altar is so heartbreaking even the Biblical Job would have questioned what they did to deserve all of the tragedies that befell the group

Bölzer
Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, August 26

September 1st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Bölzer Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, August 26 Bands such as Bölzer, underground black metal duos that record for niche labels based out of foreign lands, are not supposed to